Recruiting Roundup

Guest Columnist
Posted Dec 8, 2013


Sione Takitaki had a big game on both sides of the ball. Find out how he and BYU's other recruits and commits are doing this season.

2014 Commits

Trey Dye 5-11, 175 WR Cooper, TX vs. Cedar Hill, lost 28-23, 14 rush 74 yds TD; season 195 rush 1481 yds 25 TDs, 24 rec 468 yds 4 TDs

Tejan Koroma 6-0, 250 OL, Allen Tx, vs. The Woodlands, won 56-21.

Sione Takitaki 6-3, 240 DE Heritage CA vs. Colony, won 57-31, 10 rush 101 yds 3 TDs, 8 tackles, 2 sacks/ 15 yds; season 91 rush 761 yds 12 TDs, 4 rec 59 yds TD, 66 tackles, 3.5 sacks/ 19 yds, 1 int/ 16 yds, 1 blkd pnt

Teancum Fuga 6-1, 300 DT Edison, Ca at Huntington Beach, lost 28-21, ; season 30 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 1 PD

Fred Warner 6-3, 205 LB Mission Hills, Ca vs. Oceanside, won 36-14, ; season 10 tackles, 1 sack, 1 int, 1 blkd pnt, 1 Blkd Pat, 1 rec 5 yds TD

Tyler Cook 6-3, 220 LB Vista Murrieta, Ca vs. Norco, won 56-19, 6 tackles, 2 QBH, 1 PD; season 77 tackles, 8 TFL, 5 sack/ 34 yds, 34 QBH, 5 PD, 5 FF, 1 fum Rec

Cedric Dale 5-9, 175 RB/DB Hebron, TX (season complete) 28 rush 218 yds 3 TDs, 5 rec 69 yds TD, 4 KO rtns 138 yds, 4 pnt rtns 104 yds TD, 37 tackles, 1 int, 1 FF, 1 fum rec, 5 PD

Nick Kurtz 6-6, 205 WR Grossmont CC, Ca (season complete) 38 rec 604 yds 8 TDs

Matt Bushman 6-5, 200 TE Sabino, Az (season complete) 65 rec 1583 yds 26 TDs, 5 rush 32 yds, 4 KO rtns 36 yds, 1 int

Chandon Herring 6-7, 260 OL Perry, AZ (season complete) 30 tackles, 1 sack, 5 pnk blks

Austin Chambers 6-4, 290 Shawnee Mission West, KS (season complete) 41 tackles 2 TFL

Zac Dawe 6-4, 265 DE/OL, Pleasant Grove, Ut, (season complete) 41 tackles, 7 sacks/ 33 yds

Earl Mariner 6-4, 300 DT Washburn Rural, KS (season complete) 12 tackles, 1 int, 2 QBH

Kavika Fonua 5-10, 170 DB Syracuse, Ut (season complete ) 103 rush 740 yds 13 TDs, 9 rec 214 yds 3 Tds, 74 tackles, 1 int

Micheal Shelton 5-8, 165 DB Wakefield, NC (season complete) 19 rec 266 yds 4 TDs, 17 Tackles, 3 ints

Neil Pauu 6-4, 190 ATH Servite, Ca, (season complete) 5 of 8 for 44 yds, 22 rec 217 yds TD, 5 rush 27 yds TD, 5 Tackles

2015 Commits

Devin Kaufusi 6-6, 200 LB/DE Timpview, Ut, (season complete) 32 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 rec 5 yds TD

Mika Tafua 6-3, 208 LB Kamehameha, HI (season complete) 14 tackles, 3 sacks, 1 FF, 1 fum rec

Will Sedgwick 6-2, 220 LB, Laguna Hills, Ca (season complete) 131 tackles, 4 sacks/ 6 yds, 4 FF, 8 QBH, 1 fum rec., 4 rush 24 yds TD

Dayan Lake 5-11, 180 CB, Northridge, Ut (season complete) 125 rush 695 yds 4 TDs, 60 rec 722 yds 4 TDs, 29 tackles, 1 sack, 1 KO rtn 92 yds TD

2014 Recruits

Nick Jones 6-3, 178 WR Valencia, CA vs. Saugus, won 45-8, 6 rec 96 yds TD; season 52 rec 1222 yds 16 TDs, 3 rush 22 yds TD.

Terrance Gross, 6-3, 175 WR Ingleside, Tx vs. La Grange, lost 61-24, 3 rec 85 yds TD, 1 rush 1 yd; season 46 rec 802 yds 12 TDs, 1 rush 7 yds, 2 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pnt rtn 64 yds TD

Damien Mama 6-5, 340 OL, St. Johns Bosco, Ca vs. Alemany, won 56-14, ; season 1 tackle, 0.5 sacks

Aaron Washington, 5-9, 170 CB Central Catholic, OR vs. Tigard, won 83-49, 7 tackles, 1 int/ 21 yds, 1 FF, 1 fum rec; season 54 tackles, 1 TFL, 8 ints/ 160 yds, 4 PD, 3 FF, 6 KO rtns 172 yds, 6 pnt rtns 52 yds, 2 fum rec

Courtland Sutton 6-3, 195 DB Brenham, Tx vs. Texas City, won 37-34, 2 rec 47 yds TD, 2 KO rtns 23 yds; season 20 rec 393 yds 6 TDs, 2 KO rtns 23 yds

2015 Recruits

Sheriron Jones, 6-2, 185 QB Rancho Verde, Ca at Kaiser, won 35-3, 12 of 15 for 252 yds 4 TDs; season 87 of 119 for 1339 yds 17 TDs, 2 rush 24 yds TD

Bolu Olorunfunmi 5-11, 205 RB Clovis North, CA vs. Clovis, won 28-14, 15 rush 94 yds; season 140 rush 1439 yds 19 TDs

Cameron Scarlett 6-1, 210 RB Central Catholic, OR vs. Tigard, won 83-49, 15 rush 356 yds 5 TDs, 3 KO rtns 61 yds; season 131 rush 1562 yds 21 TDs, 31 rec 660 yds 7 TDs, 14 KO rtns 532 yds TD, 1 pnt rtn 14 yds, 2 tackles

Myles Gaskin 5-9, 180 RB O’Dea, WA, vs. Eastside Catholic, lost 28-14, 1 rush 61 yds TD; season 69 rush 1041 yds, 23 TDs

Sheldon Croney, 6-1, 215 RB Garces, CA vs. Kingsburg, won 32-14, 34 rush 274 yds 2 Tds, 1 rec 8 yds; season 309 rush 2281 yds 27 Tds, 12 rec 187 yds TD, 3 KO rtns 44 yds, 2 pnt rtns 48 yds, 1 int/ 15 yds

Cedric Peterson 6-2, 164 WR Rancho Verde, Ca at Kaiser, won 35-3, 2 rec 101 yds 2 TDs; season 20 rec 391 yds 7 TDs

Bar Milo 6-6, 305 OL Chaminade, Ca at Lompoc, won 49-14

Alex Neale 6-3, 290 OL Eastside Catholic, Wa vs. O’Dea, won 28-14,

Tyler Whisenhunt, 6-3, 265 OL, California, Ca vs. Pittsburg, won 31-17, ; season 30 tackles, 1 Sack, 1 QBH

Tevita Halalilo 6-6, 323 OL Rancho Verde, CA, at Kaiser, won 35-3,

Hayden Haupt 6-1, 210 LB, Clovis Noth, CA, vs. Clovis, won 28-14,

Keivon Ramsey 6-1, 170 DB, Judson, TX, vs. United, won 68-21, 2 tackles; season 110 tackles, 2 ints, 1 FF, 9 PBU, 16 pnt rtns 254 yds TD, 1 KO rtn 41 yds

Jihree Stewart, 6-0, 180 DB, Centennial, CA, at Upland, won 86-56, 3 tackles; season 33 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 ints, 3 PD, 1 fum rec

Dechaun Holiday 6-2, 192 DB, Mission Hills, Ca vs. Oceanside, won 36-14, ; season 2 rec 49 yds 2 TDs, 1 int

Elijah Jones 5-11, 180 Ath, Upland, CA vs. Centennial, lost 86-56, ; season 60 tackles, 1 TFL, 1 sack/ 5 yds, 1 int/ 5 yds 13 PD

2014 Basketball Commits

TJ Haws, 6-4, 175 G Lone Peak, Ut, (vs. Cottonwood, won 79-52, 26 pts) (vs. Overland, lost 70-63, 26 pts) (season 52 pts, 26 ppg) (2 games)

Dalton Nixon, 6-7, 188 F, Orem, Ut (vs. Foothill, lost 85-61, 24 pts)

Jake Toolson, 6-5, 200 G/F Highland, Az ( at Gilbert Christian, won 72-61, ) (season 29 pts, 18 rebs, 2 ast, 3 stls, 1 blk) (1 game)

Ryan Andrus 6-10, 210 F American Fork, Ut, (vs. Denver East, lost 68-67, 14 pts) (season 25 pts, 12.5 ppg) (2 games)

Payton Dastrup 6-8, 225, F, Mesa Mountain View, AZ (vs. Boulder Creek, won 75-53, 16 pts), (at Mesquite, won 64-26, )

2015 Basketball Commits

Zac Seljaas 6-7, 185 F, Bountiful, Ut (vs. Bingham, won 79-65, 21 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts, 3 stls)

2016 Basketball Commits

Frank Jackson 6-1, 180 G Lone Peak, Ut (vs. Cottonwood, won 79-52, 14 pts) (vs. Overland, lost 70-63, 18 pts) (season 32 pts, 16 ppg) (2 games)

2015 Basketball Recruits

Jarriesse Blackmon 6-5, 180 F Layton Ut, (vs. Mountain Crest, won 53-31, 16 pts, 11 rebs) (season, 29 pts, 19 rebs, (2 games), 4 asts, 1 stl; 14.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg)

Malek Harwell 6-3, 170 G Century, ID, (vs. Canyon Ridge, won 39-26, ), (at Highland, lost 68-35, )

Makol Mawien 6-8, 210 F Granger, Ut (at Roy, lost 73-44, 11 pts) (season 27 pts, 13.5 ppg) (2 games)

2016 Basketball Recruits

Brendan Bailey 6-6, 170 G/F American Fork, Ut (vs. Denver East, lost 68-67, 12 pts) (season 28 pts, 14 ppg) (2 games)

(Note: The stats are from the deseretnews.com, maxpreps.com, scoringlive.com and various other newspaper articles, some times from interviews with the recruits themselves. Quite a few of the stats are obviously incomplete, but totals are just what I have found.)


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